Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge 11 ~ Stop and Consider

Stop and consider God’s wonders
~Job 37:14
This week’s scripture is from one of my favorite books of the Bible – Job.  The devil caused Job a lot of problems and while God allowed Job to suffer, He also stayed with him.  Job learned many things from God during his suffering – that even death could not separate him from God.

Let’s look at this verse in context.  Job has just been through a myriad of awful events provoked by Satan – he loses everything - his family, his wealth, even his own health.  His wife tells him “curse God and die” (2:9) but Job responds “we accept good things from God, should we not accept evil?” (2:10).  Some friends give him bad advice, yet nothing can shake his faith in God.

Job does question why God allows him to suffer and God reveals to him the majesty and order of creation.  Job, the innocent man who has suffered is privileged with an extraordinary revelation of God’s wisdom and His mystery.  Job repents and acknowledges God’s greatness.

14Listen Job!  Stand Still!  Think about God’s wonderful works! 
15You do not know how God controls the clouds; how God causes the lightning to flash;
16how clouds stay in the sky: or the wonderful works of God, whose knowledge is perfect.

God’s wonder is all around us, it never ceases to amaze me and I spend a lot of the time in awe of what is before me – trees, animals, clouds, rain, and all of nature.  We cannot fathom what it took for God to create this world for us, nor how or why he did it.  Like Job, all we can do is believe and be humbled.

Your challenge this week is to use this scripture or another verse to create a project that represents God’s wonder.  When posting your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT11 and then stop by Our Daily Bread Designs Forum to share your work!

Cardstock:  Stamping Bella – White;  Bazzill - Jet
Decorative Paper:  Graphic 45 – Tropical Travelogue; My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs - Porch
Inks, Stains and Paints:  Versafine – Onyx Black
Prismacolor Pencils:   PC940 Sand, PC914 Cream, PC997 Beige, PC941 Light Umber, PC945 Sienna Brown, PC946 Dark Brown, PC898 Chartreuse, PC912 Apple Green, PC909 Grass Green, PC908 Dark Green, P904 Light Cerulean Blue, PC1806 Sky Blue Light, PC992 Light Aqua, PC1074 French Gray 70%
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  Spellbinders – Fleur de Lis Rectangles
Accessories & Other Stuff:   American Crafts Tulle


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